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Gyeongju National Museum

186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171, South Korea
+82 54-740-7500
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean history” (26 reviews)
“silla kingdom” (26 reviews)
“national museum” (24 reviews)
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186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171, South Korea
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+82 54-740-7500
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"korean history"
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"silla kingdom"
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"national museum"
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"on display"
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"several buildings"
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"shilla dynasty"
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"anapji pond"
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"main hall"
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"chronological order"
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"free entrance"
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"great exhibits"
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"english subtitles"
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"better understanding"
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"free of charge"
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"two hours"
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"burial mounds"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the primary museum in Gyeongju and is really a collection of multiple different buildings/museums on one site. The primary museum, dealing with the history and rise of the Silla Kingdom, was my favorite. The English audio guide (rented for ₩1,000) provided some insight...More

2  Thank DantesCaulfieldGatz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice visit in a reasonably preserved site. Although the place is beautiful, it is relatively poor from na archeological point of view.

1  Thank acukiert
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well curated museum that you must visit if you want to understand the history of Gyeongju. The place is filled with historical relics with insightful explanation. The complex is also huge so you can spend ample time here. The buildings are also well air-conditioned...More

1  Thank dori_lukey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum as part of a cruise ship tour. Our guide did a good job ib pointing out the main exhibits or "highlights", but unfortunately the time we were allowed was not nearly enough to see and experience very much of the collection....More

1  Thank STAN49_12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has several buildings with different topics. Even the kida part. It presents well the ancient kingdom Silla, the first entire-korean country.

1  Thank marijansesvete
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

July 21st I visited the national museum and I was very impressed. Lots of items to see thus gaining a perspective on the development of civilization at that time. Also I encountered a yellow skinny cat, could someone feed it please? I did not have...More

Thank Mariya B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group stopped here during our trip from Busan to PyeongChang. It’s a very impressive museum. The museum is comprised of several buildings. Displays are related to the Silla Dynasty which are labeled in Korean and English. The rooms are spacious and well-organized. Admission...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Great museum. English subtitles let you understand the Silla empire in good detail. Nicely laid out design with ample room to roam. Probably allow at least two hours to see the halls and grounds. Well worth the time.

1  Thank JohntheLast
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Geyongju National Museum is well worth a 2 to 3 hour trip as an introduction to the history of the Silla Dynasty and the many historic sites around Gyeongju.

1  Thank AndreLePlume
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Free attraction so really why not go. But honestly it is one of the best museums we’ve seen in Korea. There are numerous buildings and a kids museum onsite. There are detailed explanations in English to explain the history and significance of some of the...More

1  Thank Tammy2124
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